Celebrating Perseverance in the Writing Community

Greetings Funny Names Fans! Today we’re doing something completely different. We are happy to be part of Writers Persevere!, an event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their release of their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book looks at the difficult experiences embedded in our character’s backstory which will shape their motivation and behavior afterward.

Because Angela and Becca have spent the last year exploring painful human struggles, they wanted to highlight a very important aspect of overcoming difficult circumstances: it can make us stronger. We promised to let Angela hijack our blog today, so please read on!


Hi everyone! When you set out to find examples of inner strength, you don’t have to go very far. Right here in the writing community we see it every day. Writers more than anyone understand the swirl of emotions as we work toward publication. We dream of making it and seeing our books in the hands of readers…yet doubt and frustration can be a constant companion. For us, there is a lot to learn, much to steel our nerves for, and unfortunately, a host of real-world problems that can try to derail us. And, even as we slowly move forward and grow, we can sometimes feel like impostors. This is a tough road.

But the fact that writers face this battle, day after day, and KEEP GOING…this should be celebrated! We need to be reminded that we are much stronger than we sometimes believe. We dream, create, and force ourselves to keep striving. Through the ups and downs, we persevere!

Have you encountered something on the writing road that made you question yourself? Have you faced an obstacle that required a force of will to get past?

If so, we want to hear about it! Join Becca and me at Writers Helping Writers from October 25-27th, where we are celebrating writers and their stories of perseverance. Stop in, and tell us about a challenge or struggle you faced, or if you like, join this event by writing a post on your own blog and share it using the hashtag #writerspersevere. Let’s fill social media with your strength and let other writers know that it’s okay to question and have doubts but we shouldn’t let that stop us.


We also have a prize vault filled with items that can give your writing career a boost, so stop by Writers Helping Writers. I would love for one of you to win something that will help you get closer to your goal!

If you struggle, remember to reach out to others. We are in this together, and by supporting one another, we cross the finish line together (and then keep going!).

Happy writing!

Angela & Becca

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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8 Responses to Celebrating Perseverance in the Writing Community

  1. beccapuglisi says:

    Thanks so much for hosting us, Tracy. Honestly, without wonderful people like you, this week would be so much more difficult! And btw, “Fannie Cranium” is my new favorite name, lol.

  2. wdydfae says:

    “. . . In this new BoFN post, Fannie does . . . something . . . Yeah, definitely something. What is it? Well, for starters, it’s on BoFN and it’s about some things. Like writing. Yeah. Definitely . . .”

    ” Once again, Fannie . . . wait, it’s not Fanny . . . I mean, well, yeah, at first it’s Fannie . . . and then it’s somebody else, and then . . . Well, I don’t really know. . . . But it’s all good! . . .”

    “. . . These funny names are . . . not there this time. But there’s some things about writing and stuff, and obstacles and stuff, and writing about obstacles to writing and stuff like that, and . . . well, all kinds of important stuff. So you should read it. . . . .”

  3. wdydfae says:

    Fannie, did Becca guest post it, or did she write this somewhere else? Anyway, thanks Becca! Welcome to BoFN!

    Heard any funny names lately? We’re on the lookout for new talent ’round here!

  4. wdydfae says:

    May I mention that I was deeply traumatized on this blog trying to find a line that would rhyme with Theodor Seuss Geisel?

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